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New Active Directory Integration features in Ubuntu 22.04 (part 4) - Scripts execution

In this article we will focus on how you can use Active Directory to schedule startup, shutdown, login or logout scripts on your managed desktops through ADsys. In this area, as well as for all the other new features delivered by ADsys, we tried to offer a user experience as close as possible to the native one available in Microsoft Windows, with the aim of enabling IT admins to reuse the same knowledge and tools they acquired over the years to manage Ubuntu desktops.

Spot PC: Azure AD direct join for the win!

Virtual desktops solutions – including Spot PC, Windows 365 , Azure Virtual Desktop – rely on directory services to authenticate users and provide access to assigned resources. For many years, traditional Active Directory instances have provided these services. With modern cloud based virtual desktops this configuration has created complexity and challenges, most related to the fact that Active Directory originated on-premise and contained many configuration options over the years.

New Active Directory Integration features in Ubuntu 22.04 (part 3) - Privilege Management

Linux Active Directory (AD) integration is historically one of the most requested functionalities by our corporate users, and with Ubuntu Desktop 22.04, we introduced ADsys, our new Active Directory client. This blog post is part 3 of a series where we will explore the new functionalities in more detail.

New Active Directory integration features in Ubuntu 22.04 - FAQ

Linux Active Directory integration is one of the most popular and requested topics from both the community and our clients. On May 17 we delivered a webinar on the new AD integration features introduced with 22.04 (now available on demand) and following that we received an overwhelming number of questions. In this blog post we would like to address directly the most frequent ones

How to Monitor Active Directory with OpenTelemetry

We’re excited to announce that we’ve recently contributed Active Directory Domain Services (abbreviated Active Directory DS) monitoring support to the OpenTelemetry collector. You can check it out here! You can utilize this receiver in conjunction with any OTel collector: including the contrib collector, the observIQ’s distribution of the collector, as well as Google’s Ops Agent, as a few examples.

A practical approach to Active Directory Domain Services, Part 6: FSMO roles in AD

Do new users created on one domain controller (DC) of an Active Directory (AD) environment, ever get erroneously deleted only after a few minutes by DCs of other sites within an AD forest? Do changes made in a particular AD site ever get rewritten by DCs in other sites? Can AD objects be erroneously identified? Can more than one AD user account, for example, with all its associated attributes, be a replica of another user account?

New Active Directory Integration features in Ubuntu 22.04 (part 2) - Group Policy Objects

Linux Active Directory (AD) integration is historically one of the most requested functionalities by our corporate users, and with Ubuntu Desktop 22.04, we introduced ADsys, our new Active Directory client. This blog post is part 2 of a series where we will explore the new functionalities in more detail.

A practical approach to Active Directory Domain Services, Part 5: Replication in Active Directory

This blog series on Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) is designed to help you gain a good working knowledge of what Active Directory (AD) is. Each successive blog sheds light on some aspects of AD. All blogs are curated to include the right mix of AD theoretical basics along with some valuable hands-on exercises. Through the earlier parts of the blog series, it has become clear that AD DS installed in a Windows environment opens up a host of benefits to organizations.

A practical approach to Active Directory Domain Services, Part 4: AD groups and OUs

Active Directory (AD) objects are rarely managed as standalone entities. In Part 3 of this series, we covered practical exercises for creating and managing two of the most critical AD objects, namely users and computers, after setting up a laboratory AD environment on virtual machines. To manage AD effectively, knowledge and practical experience with AD groups and organization units (OUs) is imperative. In this fourth part of our series, we’ll elaborate on this.

New Active Directory Integration features in Ubuntu 22.04 (part 1)

On April 21 Ubuntu Desktop 22.04 was released with a lot of new, exciting new features for both consumer and enterprise users. Improved Linux Active Directory (AD) integration is historically one of the most requested functionalities by our corporate users, and with 22.04, we decided to act on the feedback and offer a way to natively manage Ubuntu desktops with the same, familiar tools our clients are already using to manage their Windows estate.